Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Christmas Tree Decorations

I saw this idea in the Scrapbooks etc magazine and kinda had to figure out myself how it was done. I thought this would be a good gift for my grandmother and step grandmother, because after all, what do you get your grandmother who has everything? I also made a set for myself and my mother because we are both obsessed with Christmas decorations. To start you need three Styrofoam tree shapes, any size you want, hot glue, scrapbook paper, a cutter, and decorative cutting scissors. You start by cutting the scrapbook paper into one inch strips.

Then you cut those strips into smaller 2.5 inch strips. Then you use the decorative cutting scissors and cut one side just to make it look cute.

Then you wrap the small strips around a pencil so that it flares out.

Last you start at the bottom of the Styrofoam tree and hot glue the strips on.

Eventually you get into a rhythm and it turns out to be a cute tree!

The tree in the magazine had brads and buttons on them, but I thought my paper was busy enough so I didn't put those things on them, but it is another way to make them stand out more! Here are the different sets I made!

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